MPD: One critically wounded in I-240 shooting


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The eastbound lanes of I-240 between Lamar and Getwell were shut down Thursday afternoon after a driver was shot.

Police say the shooting happened on I-240 near Getwell. The victim was able to pull his white pickup truck over to the side of the road at mile marker 20. We could see at least one bullet hole in the rear window.

The victim was transported to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition, but he is expected to be okay.

Witnesses reportedly told police two cars passed the victim when a man with dreads started firing shots from his vehicle.

Police say the suspect may have been driving eastbound in I-240 in a black Chrysler 300.

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Memphis Police say there have been 49 shootings on the interstate so far this year.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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